Congratulations to Lia Mort of Richfield, PA on her recent purchase of Matoskah's Johnny B. Goode! Lia was looking for a companion alpaca for her 8-month old male cria Buck who was about to be weaned and Johnny was a perfect fit for her needs. After arriving Johnny seemed to really enjoy his new surroundings, new friends and new home and we know he will spend many happy years ahead on Lia's farm!
Here is a line up of our fall events as they now stand:
National Alpaca Farm Days - Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10:30-4:00 and Sunday Sept. 27 from 1:30-4:00 we will again be joining with alpaca farms all across the nation in this open farm event. Come visit the alpacas - including our two 4-month old crias - and get a jump on your Holiday shopping at our farm store. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic we will have our store items outside and will require that masks be worn. There is no research yet regarding whether or not alpacas are susceptible to the virus, but with over $30k invested in alpacas we're not taking any chances.
Market Days in Waynesboro - Saturday, October 3 from 9:00-4:00 we will be participating in this annual Waynesboro event. You can find more information here. As of this writing our display will be located at the back of Mainstreet Park near the band stand. If that changes we will update this post. Please stop by!
Holiday Tree Lighting and Parade - Friday evening, Nov. 21 and Saturday, Nov. 22. At this time there is no information available regarding vendors for these two events. Last year a Holiday market was set up in the park and if that opportunity is provided this year we will be there!
Holiday Open Farm - Saturday, December 13 from 10:30-4:00. Come see the alpacas in the weather they love - COLD - and warm yourself by our fire pit with some hot chocolate or coffee. After consuming some Holiday treats, visit the farm store to finish up your last minute shopping and then treat yourself to some warm alpaca mittens, gloves, socks, hat, or whatever else catches your fancy!
Our yearling male Born to Run placed third out of 11 in the white color class at the 2020 Pennsylvania Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association Fleece Show held on August 7 & 8 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. His score of 84 earned him an Advanced Fleece Award and was high enough to have taken the blue ribbon in other classes, but white is always a very competitive class in which to compete. He scored well in all the categories that help make his fiber a joy to spin into lovely, soft yarn. With a score of 19.5 out of a possible 20 in fineness and handle, 8.5/10 in uniformity of micron (commonly known as consistency) 5/5 in uniformity of length, and 5/5 in uniformity of color he confirmed that we are on the right track with our breeding program toward our goal of producing alpacas who will produce outstanding yarn!
We are Jay & Kathy Brown of Sugar Hollow Farm Alpacas in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. Learn more about us here.